B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
The purpose of this project is to help improve E.R. operations, by minimizing patient wait times and utilizing resources fully and properly. One of the biggest issues in an ER is effectively serving all patients quickly without over burdening the human resources of the system. To do so staff must be utilized correctly, patients prioritized, and processes optimized and balanced within the system. However, many hospitals have very little data on actual times within the system or a true understanding of where delays occur. The project will seek to both determine what processes in the hospital are most detrimental to patient wait times along with giving the hospital recommendations on how to improve wait times and resource utilization. Ultimately the goal is for a system that will allow them to better serve their patients.
DuBois, Amanda M. and Skwarek, Jakub, "An analysis and simulation of an emergency department with aims towards improving network flow and efficiency of care" (2010). Honors Capstones. 121.
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